Xiaomi recruits ex-Googler Jai Mani as lead product manager for India

Hugo Barra with Jai Mani
Hugo Barra with Jai Mani (right)

Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra has announced that former-Googler Jai Mani will be joining the company’s India team as lead product Manager. Jai has worked with Google most of his career, where he was a part of the Android and DoubleClick teams during his tenure. He had left Google in 2013 to work with an unnamed start-up.

According to Barra, Jai Mani has already relocated to Bengaluru from San Francisco and will be working with the likes of Mi India head Manu Kumar Jain and Myshkin Ingawale.

Jai Mani’s responsibilities at Mi India are unclear at this point but it likely that he will be involved in the localisation of the Mi products for the Indian market.

In related news, Xiaomi will holding another flash sale for the Redmi 1S smartphone in the Indian market tomorrow i.e. October 14. According to Flipkart, 100,000 units of the Redmi 1S will be offer and over 300,000 people have already registered for the sale.

In other Xiaomi tidbits, Barra recently told The Economic Times in an interview that Redmi Note will be arriving in the country in the next two months. This 5.5-inch smartphone will be the third Mi phone to reach the country.

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